A little confused

Last Update: August 17, 2021

Hello to you all in the community.

I do not fully understand the Affiliate Revenue Graph on our home page.

I understand the "clicks" on the graph which shows how many clicks per day - I don't understand where these clicks come from. Can anyone enlighten me please.

Does the graph have anything to do with a MMO niche? I am doing bootcamp at the moment, but have not created a website yet, and have been promoting WA through social media etc.

Thank you kindly in advance.

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ParthaB Premium
They're ALL from me Helen, I'm cyber-stalking you.

Hahaha.

Now call me cynical Helen, but the "Affiliate Stats" are yet another part of Wealthy Affililate that cause (unwarranted) elation in some and utter confusion in others.

I have never promoted the MMO niche, and therefore I have never promoted WA, and receive anywhere from 100-150 cicks a day.

I understand that some of my WA blog posts may well be ranked organically, however, the majority of these clicks are produced internally. i.e WA members visiting my internal blogs (or my lengthy replies to questions).

The stats can definitely help for those promoting WA, although firstly it's important to differentiate the clicks that have no bearing (internal clicks from members) and the ones that count (people arriving via your affiliate links).

Partha
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helenwentri2 Premium
Thank you for your response Partha, it is now becoming clear to me, I felt silly to ask but I'm glad I did. Thank you for taking the time to read and get back to me.
I'd better watch out for the cyber-stalker !!
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ParthaB Premium
Never feel silly to ask Helen.

If you don't ask, you won't know.

You'll notice a spike in your "Affiliate Stats" for today's date due to your question (I promise it's not all me).

Partha
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richardgb Premium
Hi Partha
With Helen asking questions, I found an old post on WA stats...

I believe:
Raw Clicks and Unique clicks are obvious and they correlate.

I don't understand Content clicks ... which don't fit with Raw and Unique clicks. The number of Content clisks far exceeds the number of Raw or Unique clicks, which doesn't make sense to me.
Do you happen to know what is included in Content clicks?
:-)
Richard
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ParthaB Premium
Hey Richard,

I could be completely wrong, but I always assumed that "raw" and "unique" pertain to affiliate link clicks.

So, "raw" would be total amount of times an affiliate link of yours is clicked.

Therefore, from your image, your affiliate link to WA was clicked 8 times in total during May.

The "unique" is the number of actual people who clicked on your affiliate link, so for May you had 4 people click on your affiliate links.

Therefore, one person could've clicked your affiliate link 5 times, whereas the other 3 clicked it only once each.

Obviously there are various permutations to 4 people clicking your affiliate link 8 times.

The "Content" I'm guessing is the internal clicks you have received.

So, for May a total of 361 clicks were made on your content.

As I say, I'm not 100% sure about this, but this is how I've always understood it.

I think because I'm not in the MMO niche I pay very little attention to these stats.

In fact, I only checked today because Helen posted, otherwise I would've been none the wiser about my own stats.

Partha
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richardgb Premium
Thanks, Partha.
Those are the guesses I made too. I'm not really in the MMO niche either, yet. When going through early OEC training I wrote a post that I added the affiliate link to!
I am considering going through Bootcamp and will learn more then, I guess.
:-)
Richard
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JeffreyBrown Premium
I think it might be for the WA blogs posts, though I am probably wrong, Helen!
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helenwentri2 Premium
It seems you are right Jeff, by others comments. Thank you for your response.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
You're very welcome, Helen! Enjoy your day!
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richardgb Premium
Hi Helen
You might find the folllowing post useful: The beginning refers to the old system but I believe most of it is still relevant.
:-)
Richard
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helenwentri2 Premium
Thanks Richard I'll check it out.
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TimothyBalla Premium
I`m wondering the same thing. I have a nice website and have only promoted WA a little bit through social media as well so I`m a little confused to.
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